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Adva debuts access system for new data features

Posted: 19 Sep 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:adva optical networking? fsp 1500? fsp 1000? fsp 3000?

Adva Optical Networking Inc. said it is putting the three most popular new data encapsulation features for Sonet/SDH into a single 1U-high platform.

The FSP 1500, with virtual concatenation, generic framing procedures and link capacity adjustment schemes, will be Adva's low-end access system for wave division multiplexed (WDM) rings, replacing the FSP 1000 and offering more capabilities, reduced size and lower interface component costs.

While Adva's FSP 3000 series is intended for native WDM access, the 1000 series is intended for Ethernet as a core Layer 2 access service. The two uplinks on the right side of the FSP 1500 platform carry STM-16 or OC-48 signals. Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports use small-form-factor optic modules, so that users can choose 1,310nm or 1,550nm fiber links.

Dual copper-based Fast Ethernet ports are provided, as are four separate ports for E1 voice channels. Separate Sonet versions will be introduced to handle T1/Sonet uplinks.

Brian McCann, chief marketing officer at Adva Optical, said hot-swappable optical modules not only are key for providing increased platform density but also allow maximum flexibility in the type of physical media supported.

Generic framing procedures and virtual concatenation allow effective framing of a mix of traffic, including Ethernet data, TDM voice and Fibre Channel-based storage-area network services, while the new link capacity adjustment capabilities allow the channels to "throttle back" traffic as required.

All configuration and monitoring of the unit can be performed via the in-band SDH overhead channels.

- Loring Wirbel

EE Times

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